"We are Athletes and Competitors"
At Wrington C of E Primary School we value the importance Physical Education in our curriculum and believe it is essential in supporting the physical health and mental well-being of our children.
We understand that delivering high-quality teaching and learning opportunities will inspire all children to success in physical education and in developing life skills.
Our curriculum aims to improve the wellbeing and fitness of all our children at Wrington C of E Primary School not only through the sporting skills taught, but through the School Games values of honesty, respect, passion, determination, teamwork and self-belief which we uphold.
We teach children how to cooperate and collaborate with others as part of an effective team, understanding fairness and equity of play to embed life-long values.
- We provide challenging and enjoyable learning opportunities through a range of sporting activities including: invasion games, net and wall games, strike and field games, gymnastics, dance, swimming and outdoor and adventure.
- Year 6 attend a residential camp yearly where the children take part in a range of outdoor and adventure activities including: climbing, kayaking, abseiling, orienteering and initiative exercises.
- Our Medium Term plans outline the PE units that are taught in each group and ensures that the requirements of the National Curriculum are met.
- We value the Government Active 60 minutes and ensure that our children take part in the 30 active minutes during the school day.
- We encourage children to take part in extra-curricular activities provided by the school and external agencies
- To support the teachers with high quality PE lessons, we employ Future Stars to work alongside the children and teachers. This also provides CPD for the teachers in a variety of sporting activities and gymnastics.
- We provide pathways for children to explore a range of activities outside of school and have made links with local clubs and societies.
- We take part in Level 1 competitions within our school community as well as encouraging all children to compete at NSSPEA festivals and competitions.
- As a school, we are a member of the NSSEPA – this provides the school links to events, curriculum support, CPD and support from local schools.
- Year 6 children are part of the Sports Organising Team – where they help to organise resources and kit, captain and select teams
- Visits – we encourage visits from sporting organisations
- In PE lessons we provide the children with personal challenges in order for them to be the best hat they can be.
By taking part in a variety of competitions – children experience different venues and facilities.
- We value our whole school Sports Day – the children take a balance of competition and taking part. The children compete in cross phase house teams with the older children leading their team through a range of activities.
- Workshops and taster sessions – cricket / karate
- Opportunities to officiate / lead
- Our PE Coordinator is the Vice Chair of the NSSPEA (North Somerset PE Association)
- Our Daily Mile track is soon to be built which will allow us to participate fully in the ‘Daily Mile’ program – this will enable us to meet the government initiative
- We are well-resourced and our PE shed continues equipment for our PE lessons, we have superb grounds for outdoor activities and a hall for dance and gym.
Physical Education has a high profile in our school and we motivate all children to take part in a variety of sports through quality teaching that is engaging, safe and fun. Our children learn to take responsibility for their own health and fitness both in school and at home. Our school has been extremely successful in sporting competitions, reaching the finals at National, County, Regional and Local level. PE and competition is celebrated in our school.
P.E., EXTRA CURRICULAR CLUBS, SWIMMING and SPORTS PREMIUM
We are delighted to announce that we, Wrington Church of England Primary School, have achieved the School Games Platinum Mark Award for the 2018/19 academic year. The School Games Mark is a Government led award scheme launched in 2012, facilitated by the Youth Sport Trust to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community, and we are delighted to have been recognised for our success.
Our recent sporting achievements have included: Level 3 Hockey qualifiers Level 3 Tag Rugby qualifier With a total of 89 young people competing in local inter-school competitions this year, we are extremely proud of our pupils for their dedication to all aspects of school sport, including those young volunteers, leaders and officials who made our competitions possible.
As part of our application, we were asked to fulfil criteria in the areas of participation, competition, workforce and clubs, and we are pleased that the hard work of everyone at our school has been rewarded this year. A special thanks to: Shane German North Somerset PE Association. We look forward to applying again in the future!*
* Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the scheme is not currently operational.
The school fully embraces the National Curriculum requirements around swimming, which sees Years 3 and 4 attend weekly swimming sessions for two terms at a local pool, which includes instruction from qualified swimming teachers. Swimming and water safety is also an important part of our Wellbeing week with an annual visit from the RNLI and the water activities which are included in the Y6 residential trip (canoeing, surfing and bodyboarding)
EXTRA CURRICULAR CLUBS
We are proud to have been able to offer a wide choice of extra curricular activities over recent years:
In November 2019, we welcomed England International cricketer Anya Shrubsole to our school. Anya took part in training sessions alongside a coach from Somerset Cricket Club with our Year 5 and 6 classes. She also had lunch with the children, signed many autographs and took part in a whole school question and answer session.